Bug 17921 - Kerning is broken for standard fonts
Summary: Kerning is broken for standard fonts
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fop - Now in Jira
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pdf (show other bugs)
Version: 0.20.4
Hardware: PC other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: fop-dev
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-03-12 15:52 UTC by Andy Knight
Modified: 2007-04-14 21:50 UTC (History)
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Description Andy Knight 2003-03-12 15:53:00 UTC
The kerning tables are bad for the standard fonts.  When creating font metrics
for user specified fonts, I found that I need to use the "-enc ansi" or else the
user specified font has the same problem.  The default CID encoding created key
indices that were off.
Comment 1 Jeremias Maerki 2003-03-12 16:03:22 UTC
Does the problem persist under version 0.20.5rc or 0.20.5rc2? We've had a 
number of changes in font support after 0.20.4 and we're not going to fix bugs 
in older versions.

By the way, the standard fonts (Helvetica, Times etc.) have NO kerning 
information at this time. So I really wonder what you mean by "standard fonts".
Comment 2 Andy Knight 2003-03-12 18:10:27 UTC
Yes, the problem still exists in 0.20.5rc2. At least TTFReader gave me the same
incorrect values as before for the font metrics, I did not create a document
though.  Sorry, I was not aware that the standard fonts did not have kerning
info.  I asssumed it was the same problem I had with user defined fonts.